SMS 16 is an outstanding, highly productive cherry. It is performing from Kingsburg, CA to various regions in Washington, USA. So far nothing troublesome with the variety. Fruit are firm enough for export. Some rain tolerance.
While self-fertile, SMS 16 will benefit from cross-pollination using other early varieties such as SMS1, Brooks, Tulare or Chelan. As the variety is evaluated further, additional pollination information will be provided.
Ripens a between Chelan and Bing. With a rest breaking agent it can harvest with Brooks.
Productive like Sweetheart.
Very large fruit, double the size of Chelan, many cherries are in the 32-36mm size range.